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Abstract

Bioalcohols are probably the most-used alternative transport fuels in the world. The main bio-alcohols are bioethanol and biomethanol. The present paper aims at presenting in a relatively condensed format the crucial facts relating to the bio-ethanol technique. It is meant for the reference of non-technical decision makers who require an overview of the techno-economic characteristics of this emerging approach towards a more sustainable transportation system. Together with an accompanying paper on bio-diesel production (EUR 20279), it has been prepared as a reference document to support the ongoing discussions related to the proposed Directive on Biofuels. Data have been extracted from a number of different sources. A basic reference for the techno-economic analysis has been the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - France and Teagasc Crops Research Centre - Ireland, but several other sources have been used also. These data have been gathered and harmonized for sake of comparability, and processed to provide an overview of the techno-economic characteristics of bio-ethanol.

The full text of this paper is available online at: ftp://ftp.jrc.es/pub/EURdoc/eur20280en.pdf

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Authors: SORIA A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Insitute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);CHRISTIDIS P, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Insitute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);KAVALOV B, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Insitute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);ENGUIDANOS M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Insitute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20280 EN (2002), pp.29. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200214938 / Last updated on: 2002-07-08
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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